A fascinating podcast from League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area (LWVAAA), Jeanine DeLay interviews Virginia Vandenbroek and Mary Lou Unterburger, who have been casting ballots since the 1930s. With assistance from LWVAAA President Zoe Behnke, they discuss their ideas about the history of woman's suffrage in the US; which president they voted for in their first elections; early 20th Century voting methods in Ann Arbor; voter fraud in Michigan and the rural U.S., then and now; opportunities and other positive side effects of voting; issues they and their mothers dealt with as voters in the early 20th Century; the past, present and future of the League of Women Voters.
Part I: First Voting Experiences: Who did you vote for and why?
Part II: Differing Views About Early and Current Voter Fraud
Part III: Election Issues and Special Interests: Jobs, parks, bootlegging and the liquor interests
Part IV: The Enduring Impact of Women's Clubs in Expanding Rights
Part V: Woman Power: The legacy and future of suffrage and the League
of Women Voters